The Chainsmokers have quickly become a force within the EDM community, but who are the mind behind the innovative music group? Matthias Rosenzweig was intent on getting the story of the two, young New Yorkers who have exploded onto the pop music scene like a wildfire. The interview covered topics ranging from their lives before The Chainsmokers, up to the future that the duo can see for themselves.
Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. To the majority of people, these names mean nothing. However, these two young men have become world famous under another name. Under the guise of their electronic dance musical group, The Chainsmokers, Pall and Taggart have exploded onto the scene. But what is their story. Pall tells Rosenzweig that he had been working as a small time DJ in New York City, when his manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart. This would change his life.
Taggart describes the meeting as “love at first sight” and Pall says they both compliment each other excellently, with the two knowing what the other could bring to the table. Alex Pall describes their work ethic as “9 AM to 7 PM, we got together every day and worked on music and creating our identity as artists.” This creating an identity was one of the biggest challenges the group faced in its early life, being involved in a saturated musical genre, where many songs sounded the same, or sampled from existing songs. However, the group has created a unique sound and identity for itself, with Pall and Taggart lending their impressive vocals as well as their mixing and production skills, and with help from other excellent vocals, such as Halsey in their hit song Closer.
Rosenzweig also inquired to Pall and Taggart about their fanbase. Alex Pall said that Instagram had been a huge help in identifying their fanbase, as well as establishing a connection for feedback. The Chainsmokers also stated how surprised they were at the diversity of their fan base, which ranged from 6 year olds singing the song in videos sent to the duo, all the way to Pall’s mother, humming along to their song Roses.
Popular group, The Chainsmokers, have realized success fairly fast after hitting the scene considering how hard it is to break into the music industry. After making it on the top ten charts, the band continued to rise in popularity and left behind any doubt about the group being a one hit wonder. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have not only continued their early success, but been able to create music that crossed genre lines while still remaining true to their sound and style. For this reason, The Chainsmokers have not only kept their fans, but gained more as their reputation has grown ahead of them.
Most recently The Chainsmokers released a new single that is darker than what they have been producing for the duration of their career. The single, Sick Boy, is according to the band the first of many more to come and the style in which they want to continue exploring. While they have control over the lyrics and style, the group says that their music is influenced by current culture. The darker our culture gets, the darker their music gets because the one reflects the other.
The duo doesn’t want their music to end at reflecting what they are seeing in society, but to serve as a way to reach out to and cause listeners of their music to reevaluate their roles in society. Just like their fan base, The Chainsmokers think it is imperative of them to use the platforms that they have created, but not to fall victim to the trends and behaviors that those platforms sometimes create in us. They see these behaviors as the new reality into which most of society has fallen for and taken up, and this is mirrored in the reality they experienced through their music when they first started realizing success.
You don’t have to go far down the list to place Jay Z as one of the greatest hip hop artists and business moguls that the world has ever seen. Jay Z is the founder of Roc Nation and one of the most influential members of the rap game. Ten years ago Jay Z got hooked up with a contract to Live Nation that would have him on the fast track to the top of the industry. The Jay Z – Live Nation 360 Deal was worth $150 million over that ten year period. Now, Jay Z and Live Nation are at a crossroads where they can choose to re-negotiate their deal or mutually walk away. More to read on pagesix.com
Jay Z and his close business partner Desiree Perez may not be in a rush to resign with Live Nation. As it turns out, the past ten years have been pretty kind to Jay Z and the team at Roc Nation. With the chance to once more chart their own future it makes sense that Jay Z and his team would want to go test out their toes in other waters. Jay Z and Desiree Perez have already seemingly hit the market in order to see if there are better options around with a sit down meeting across Sir Lucian Grainge of Universal Music Group.
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The meeting between Perez and Jay Z with Sir Grainge ostensibly was a casual one. However, it seems pretty obvious that Universal Music Group is interested and testing the waters as to a potential deal. Check igstars.com for related article. The sticking point, it seems, will be whether UMG is looking to represent studio recorded music for the group at Roc Nation. According to sources close to Live Nation, they are only interested in repping Jay Z’s live productions. Right now who can say where it will all go! Connect with Dez, visit her facebook.com page.
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It’s well known in the music industry that Desiree Perez is the leading cause behind Tidal’s most recent success. Tidal is seeing lots of new memberships, and a lot of new fans are gravitating towards Tidal. So how is founder Jay-Z making Tidal thrive? It’s all through the work of Desiree Perez, who is creating contracts worth millions of dollars. Desiree is good at these stuff, just as she succeeded with the Roc Nation contracts. Now, Jay-Z may not be the biggest expert on how to run a business and finalize contract. However, he certainly knows who to hire for the job! Check this on prettymanprettyman.com.
In fact, she was able to make deals and contracts worth millions with the most popular music artists, Rihanna, Beyoncé, T.I. and Kanye West. In fact, Tidal has gotten over a million subscribers in just a few months! This probably has something to do with Kanye West and his extreme popularity, as well as the popularity of his album, The Life of Pablo. Click on this.
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Desiree Perez is married to Juan Perez. She is the executive of Roc Nation Sports. Even though Tidal does not have access to the same vast resources as the giants such as Spotify, they know how to make their service unique and attract fans. They have, for example, Tidal X, Tidal Rising, and Tidal Discovery, services which focus on new artists, exclusive live streaming, and other stuff. Desiree Perez was also behind the deals with Rihanna and Samsung and Beyonce and the Formation Stadium. See crunchbase.com for more.
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